Lesley and I so much enjoyed the collaboration process we decide to do it again…though this time on a smaller scale!
Inspired by the book Colours of the World: The Geography of Colour by Jean-Philippe Lenclos we decided to create a textile art work that depicts our own memories of place. Working independently, each of our works tells a story in colour of countries we have lived in, a journey from birth at the bottom of the work to the present day at the top.
The dimensions were to be 12” wide by 60” high. The idea was divisions were made in relation to the number of years lived in a country, that is to say… 1” = 1 year. Some additional changes from this format were made as my design took shape.
I decided to give consideration to the IMPACT of those years and change it proportionally. The number of years lived in Canada were 29 so as a design element would not work well to have a division that would divide the artwork almost across the centre line. As my childhood years in England had one of the strongest proportional impact of my life, I recreated the design to accommodate this change.
Go to lesleyturner.blogspot.ca to see her interpretation of this theme.